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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Kashmir’s Poonch district

JAMMU: Pakistan’s troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The troops fired mortar shells along the border, News18 reported.

No injuries or casualties have been reported so far,

A senior Army officer told the news channel, “Pakistani soldiers violated the border ceasefire through indiscriminate firing at around 12.10 am on our posts along the LoC in Shahpur sector,” adding, “We have responded immediately and gave appropriate reply in a measured manner.”

The ceasefire violation comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the G20 platform to launch a veiled attack on Pakistan, saying it is the only single nation in South Asia which is spreading agents of terror and, therefore, called on the international community to isolate and sanction those indulging in the same.

Intervening in the last session on ‘Other Issues Affecting World Economy’ on the second day of the 11th G20 Summit, PM Modi said that the growing forces of terror and violence pose a great fundamental challenge before the world community. “There are some nations that use it as an instrument of state policy. Indeed, one single nation in South Asia is spreading these agents of terror in the countries of our region,” he said.

The Prime Minister emphasised on the fact that India has a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism. “For us, terrorist is a terrorist,” he said.

Last ceasefire violation

Pakistan had violated the ceasefire last month, a day ahead of Independence Day, to which the Indian responded heavily. Pakistani troops had resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian side along the Line of Control in Shahpu Kandi area of the border Poonch district. Pakistan

This had come after a lull of over four months.

With PTI inputs

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